Did the Olympics closing ceremony make you sad? Yeah, me too. What's it going to be like when New FamilySearch (NFS) is rolled out to all temple districts? Whoa, that's a thought. But, we're still in the middle, and I always look forward to what the map may look like after it has been updated. Two weeks and eight temples. Let's see what we've got...
Central America and the Caribbean
In Central America and the Caribbean, Tampico Mexico and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) went live. Since Mexico City is closed for remodeling, this means ALL 15 OPERATING TEMPLES IN THIS AREA ARE LIVE! I understand Mexico City will be rededicated on 16-Nov-2008 and when it opens it will be on NFS.
Ecuador went live and I corrected the color of Lima, showing it is live. Out of 14 temples, this leaves Bolivia, JUST ONE TEMPLE TO GO! Bolivia is one of the three remaining temples in my list of temples that we've not heard any rumors about. One would have to assume they're within their 120 day window, but we just haven't heard confirmation from anyone.
Fiji and Tonga went live in Oceania. Out of 13 temples, this just leaves New Zealand, JUST ONE TEMPLE TO GO! New Zealand is another of the three temples we've not heart a word about. Come on, people. This is an English speaking district. Someone ought to have heard there what's going down.
Europe and Africa
No changes in Europe or Africa these past two weeks. All of the 13 temples but three are live. To be consistent, I have to shout that. (Plug your ears.) JUST THREE TEMPLES TO GO! London has an official rumor for 16-Sep-2008. By date calculation, Preston would be the same. And Nigeria? It is the last of the three temples in my "No News" list .
That just leaves the Orient. I've not heard nare so such as a peep about the Orient—other than that thing they were covering on television. What was it called again? Oh yeah: the Olympics.
Let's see... Did I leave anybody out? ... No, I don't think so. OK, then. Good bye and see you next time.
Until Next Time
Just kidding, of course. In North America (outside the red zone):
- Edmonton, South Carolina and Palmyra New York went live.
- Canada now has four live and two to go. For Quebec and Saskatchewan, they will hit three months in September and four months in October since receiving their transition notification.
- Lately, local leaders have been hearing their go-live date two weeks prior.
- East of the Mississippi I counted 13 of 17 temples live. (I was too lazy to figure out which side of the Mississippi Baton Rouge was on, but I figured no one would actually check my counting, so I could include it here without anyone being the wiser.) Georgia and Kentucky are expected on 9 Sep 2008. Washington and Tennessee are expected some time in September, but I don't remember anyone saying.
- From the Mississippi to the Sierra Nevada I think I counted 11 of 14 temples done. St. Paul is rumored to be 9 Sep 2008 and Denver on 16 Sep 2008. Since their transition notification, Oklahoma will hit 3-months in September and 4-months in October.
- California is 7 for 7.
- The Northwest is 0 for 6. But, Columbia River will be 9 Sep 2008. All the rest have been notified they are in transition and are hitting the 3 and 4 month marks. Seattle was notified about 5 Jun 2008. Spokane came a week later. Portland, Medford Oregon and Alaska received word a week after that.
Now I think that's everyone, excepting the red zone.
The Red Zone
Last week I wrote about my theory that Utah, Idaho and Vegas ought to be hearing word soon, if we were to see NFS released live this year. (See "New FamilySearch 0.94 on the way?") Remember that no news is bad news only if it follows the release of NFS 0.94. Since we're still waiting for 0.94 (as of Wednesday night when I'm writing this), we still don't know if we're looking at good news or bad news. My guess is, if they thought the red zone was an impossible goal for 2008, it wouldn't matter quite so much what features made it into version 0.94. I'm only guessing here. I don't know and I don't speak for FamilySearch. If they are holding 0.94 because it's become unstable, then the red zone is still at risk.
If they are holding 0.94 for essential red zone features, then there's still a chance! I hope we know soon. Let me know when you know. (Please, don't tell me anything you're not supposed too.) Write me at AncestryInsider@gmail.com